counsel against

counsel (someone) against (something)

To advise one against taking some action. As his defense lawyer, you need to counsel your client against making incriminating statements like that.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

counsel someone against something

to advise someone against doing something. The lawyer counseled her against suing the government. I was counseled against going for a walk alone at night.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The fact that gun violence has been declining for decades should counsel against fatalism.
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So, they must weigh the benefits of getting an opinion of counsel against the potential impact an opinion of counsel may have on the attorney-client privilege.
Speaking from personal experience, I strongly counsel against this career move.
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Although he was not asked for advice, Donohue's press release noted that he would "counsel against" the AU-Satanist "coalition," as he described it.
The Third DCA had found the Florida rules inadequate and said the federal approach that "balances a party's right to select his or her own counsel against a client's right to the undivided loyalty of his or her counsel" was a better standard in matters stemming from class action cases.
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Two defeats to Cardiff and Scarlets in Cork last season and Edinburgh's 34-23 round one loss to Munster at Thomond Park also counsel against expecting a total home stroll.
Having experienced heart problems during his time as manager of Liverpool, he accepts he may have to follow doctors' advice if they counsel against a return to the dugout but would have liked to continue at the midlands club when fit again.
1013 (2009), held that federal courts cannot fashion a Bivens action when "special factors" counsel against doing so, determining that the "danger of obstructing U.S.